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Samui Elephant Haven

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Bophut, Thailand
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About Samui Elephant Haven
Samui Elephant Haven provides a sanctuary for rescued elephants on the tropical island of Koh Samui, in Southern Thailand. A herd of five, beautiful bulls and a baby elephant all reside together in the peace and tranquillity of this remarkable reserve. Morning and afternoon tours are available. Exciting fully immersive week-long programmes. Vegetarian cuisine and complimentary cooking classes. Regular events.
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Trish wrote a review Sep 2022
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My boyfriend and I had been following this group on Instagram for a couple years now and when Thailand opened back up we made it our goal to come see these magnificent creatures in person. We got picked from our hotel and taken to the haven. Once there we fed three of the elephants bananas and then worked to make rice and pumpkin balls with supplements to feed them again. We then got a walking tour of the sanctuary while meeting a few of the other elephants, hearing their backstories and rescue tales. Our guide SongPoon(sorry if I got spelling wrong) was kind and funny and very informative. We came back to the office building where they had arranged some snacks before being led to meet the famous little Luna and her mom Aom. Please support these guys if you can spare it. They are in danger of losing the land and I cannot imagine these noble elephants might be separated from the life of rest and pleasure they have earned after such difficulties. This institution is ethical and deserves everyone's support, especially if you are animal lovers.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Sarah K wrote a review Sep 2022
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A brilliant experience. It was great to see the passion with which these elephants are cared for. The grounds are vast, the team friendly, and the elephants all seem very happy. We learned a lot about animals and loved every second. Thank you!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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John O wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our day at the sanctuary was really amazing, you get to be up close and spend time with the animals and see how they live together. We got to feed them a ton of bananas and other food. Having an elephant reach out with their trunk and take food from you is a real experience. There are also two young elephants born at the sanctuary that we got to see and feed. Most importantly this sanctuary does great work for these elephants and the people who work there are amazing. For our day we were shown the park by Songboon who was very kind, funny and knowledgeable about the animals. You can tell these people really care for the animals and that the primary purpose of this place is to care for the elephants. We were very happy to visit and donate to support their work.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Sudhir wrote a review Sep 2022
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My wife and I had a great time at Samui Elephant haven. They told us the background of the elephants and how they came to the sanctuary. Also, we had a lot of fun feeding the elephants. Would definitely recommend that you check this sanctuary out!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Maike G wrote a review Sep 2022
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Seeing elephants free and feeding them was a one in a lifetime experience. So beautiful. We would always come back and dearly recommend it to anyone visiting Koh Samui
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Date of experience: September 2022
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